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One for the Road Teaser Trailer Previews Horror Short Based on Stephen King Story

One for the Road Teaser Trailer Previews Horror Short Based on Stephen King Story

Ahead of the world premiere, One for the road The teaser trailer for the upcoming horror short film has been released. The film, Stephen KingThe short story of the same name, published in 1978 as part of the novel Night Shift.

“When a stranger pulls into a roadside diner in the middle of the night, two friendly Samaritans prove that no good deed goes unpunished,” the synopsis for the short film reads. “One for the Road is the story of two delivery drivers who reluctantly help a waiter deal with a stranger in the middle of the night. The patterns are familiar: a diner clerk, a stranger looking for help, a stranded car in the desert. But the story only touches on these superficial patterns — it’s actually a reflection of one of the great moral dilemmas of our time: Should we risk helping a stranger, or is it better to mind our own business?”

You can watch the trailer for One for the Road below (watch more trailers):

When is the release date for One for the Road?

One for the Road will have its world premiere at the LA Shorts Film Festival, Los Angeles’ longest-running short film festival, on Sunday, July 21. The film is directed by Daniel Carsenty from a script by Corey Slater. The short stars Alexander Flores, Katie Adler, Travis Hammer, Lisa Goodman, Elester Latham, and Richard Clarke Larson.

“Night Shift is Stephen King’s debut short story collection, a perfect demonstration of just how far King’s dark imagination can go. Here we see mutated rats bent on evil (“Graveyard Shift”); a catastrophic virus that threatens humanity (“Night Surf”, the basis of The Stand); a possessed, evil lawnmower (“The Lawnmower Man”); restless children from the heartland (“Children of the Corn”); a chain-smoker who will do anything to stop it (“Quitters, Inc.”); a reclusive alcoholic who begins a terrifying transformation (“Gray Matter”); and so much more. This is Stephen King at his most terrifying,” reads the official description of the novella to which the story belongs.